Monthly Archives: April 2016

Work Less and Get More Done.

How do we deliver when we have so many tasks to accomplish? Should we invest more time in order to get more done? Or is it possible to work less and get more results. I believe the latter is possible because working smart beats working hard. However, it will require thinking creatively to find more effective ways of doing things. ... Read More »

Wash the window of your heart.

The story is told of a woman who could look out her kitchen window and see her neighbor’s laundry drying on the line. But the woman continually complained to her husband about how dingy the neighbor’s laundry looked: “Doesn’t she know how to get her clothes clean?” But one day she announced, “Finally—our neighbor has learned to do her laundry! ... Read More »

You made a mistake; and so what? Just learn from it and move on.

Innovation is a word that is commonly used by politicians, policy makers, business and industry leaders today but if you must innovate, you have got to be ready to make mistakes. Jeff Jarvis (Author of What would Google Do?) wrote “Being willing to be wrong is a key to innovation….mistakes can be valuable; perfection is costly. The worst mistake is ... Read More »

Ntando Mahlangu – The New Blade Runner

I am sure we all know Oscar Pistorius however there is a new blade runner in South Africa and his name is Ntando Mahlangu. Ntando was born with hemimelia (meaning that his legs didn’t fully develop below the knees) and in 2012 his legs were amputated at the knee. Months later, he was introduced to the charity organization Jumping kids, ... Read More »

Stand Boldly and Shine Brightly!

Thulisile Nomkhosi (Thuli) Madonsela and Mogoeng Thomas Reetsang are two examples of born again Christians standing boldly and shining brightly. Thuli, an advocate and the Public Protector of South Africa is the lady that found that President Zuma benefited unduly from the R246 million the state had spent on his Nkandla home upgrade. Mogoeng, the current Chief Justice of South ... Read More »

FAO-TAMU On-line Course on Laboratory Quality Control Systems

FAO invites applications for participation in an on-line course on ‘Laboratory Quality Systems’ offered by Texas A&M University (TAMU). Deadline for submission of the application: 15 April 2016. Minimum education requirement: Masters in Animal Science/Biochemistry/Chemistry/Feed Science. Other essential requirements: The candidate must be employed and responsible for the laboratory operation and analyses. Technology requirements: The candidate must have access to: ... Read More »

Consciously Lead!

Reuel Khoza, former Chairman of Nedbank writes “I am a player in the political economy. I provide business leadership, call it business statesmanship, whenever I can or whenever it is asked of me. But not formal politics. As a farmer, I provide food. As a businessman, I am involved in building power stations. I build schools. I build churches. I ... Read More »

The 12 Most Profound Oswald Chambers* Quotes.

On Faith “Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.” On Prayer “We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense. We pray when there’s nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do ... Read More »